Conceptual Consideration 2

Brines in subsurface evaporating environments are potentially subject to density driven convective flow (dense surface brines descending to the bottom of formation). These events mix the solutes and thus, change the solute chemistry by changing the temperature, pH, Eh or other critical parameters that control the thermodynamic state. How does this process work and how would you measure, evaluate, or document density driven convective flow in a shallow brine system?

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